Potential anthropologists of the world of hockey would surely find the Friday night games to represent a bewildering ever changing microcosm of their chosen field of study. There are 50/50 draws, the smell of french fries in the air, countless kids leaving trails of popcorn wherever they go, hardcore fans engaging with referees in a battle of words, others watching game results on their smart phones, coaches with blood pressures dangerously close to the risk of an imminent heart attack, and on the ice itself you either see players who obviously have never seen that little black thing called ‘puck’ before or players who are blessed by the gods of the Olympus with almost super-human abilities. Last Friday’s game against the Nepean Raiders probably fell closer into the later category, the Bears did us proud with a solid 5:1 win.
The first period saw a relatively even back and forth by both team without any scoring for most of the time. Thomas Quick broke the stalemate with the first score in favour of the Bears at 17:50, assisted by Andrew McKenney and Cade Helmer.
Nepean managed to catch up at *:58 in the second period with a score by Zachary Gravel. An unassisted goal by Cameron McLean at 15:31 however put the Bears into the fast lane and the Raiders only saw the cloud of dust from there on.
McLean went on to pound the next puck into the net only 38 seconds into the third period, assisted by Ryan Richardson. Then Tate Leeson followed step with a score at 0:57, assisted by Theo Todd and Nicolas Lariviere and Theo Todd delivered the final coup de grâce with a power play goal at 15:39, assisted by Alex Lewis and Cameron McLean.
The Bears clearly dominated the game with a total of 39 shots at the net compared to 24 by the Raiders.
Cameron McLean earned himself First Star of the game, Theo Todd walked away with Second Star, and Zachary Gravel (NEP) went home with Third Star.